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VIZIO VP503 HDTV10A User Manual
Dear VIZIO Customer,
Congratulations on your new VIZIO VP503
HDTV10A High Definition PLASMA Television
purchase. Thank you for your support. For
maximum benefit of your set, please read these
instructions before making any adjustments, and
retain them for future reference. We hope you will
experience many years of enjoyment from your
new VIZIO VP503 HDTV10A High Definition
Television.
For assistance, please call (877)-698-4946 or email us at techsupport@vizio.com.
To purchase or inquire about accessories and
installation services for your VIZIO PLASMA
HDTV, please visit our website at www.vizio.com
or call toll free at (888)-849-4623.
We recommend you register your VIZIO VP503
HDTV10A either at our website www.VIZIO.com
or fill in your registration card and mail it in. For
peace of mind and to protect your investment
beyond the standard warranty, VIZIO offers onsite extended warranty service plans. These
plans give additional coverage during the
standard warranty period. Visit our website or call
us to purchase a plan.
Write down the serial number located on the back
of your VP503 HDTV10A.
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VIZIO is a registered trademark of VIZIO, Inc. dba V, Inc.
HDMI logo and “High Definition Multimedia Interface” are
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
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Important Safety Instructions
This product is designed and manufactured to operate within defined design limits, and misuse
may result in electric shock or fire. To prevent the product from being damaged, the following
rules should be observed for the installation, use and maintenance of the product. Read the
following safety instructions before operating the display. Keep these instructions in a safe place
for future reference.
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To reduce the risk of electric shock or component damage, switch off the power before connecting other components to the VP503
HDTV10A.
Unplug the power cord before cleaning the VP503 HDTV10A LCD. A damp cloth is sufficient for cleaning the VP503 HDTV10A. Do not
use a liquid or a spray cleaner for cleaning the product. Do not use abrasive cleaners.
Always use the accessories recommended by the manufacturer to insure compatibility.
When moving the VP503 HDTV10A from an area of low temperature to an area of high temperature, condensation may form on the
housing. Do not turn on the VP503 HDTV10A immediately after this to avoid causing fire, electric shock or component damage.
Do not place the VP503 HDTV10A on an unstable cart, stand, or table. If the VP503 HDTV10A falls, it can injure a person and cause
serious damage to the appliance. Use only a cart or stand recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the VP503 HDTV10A.
A distance of at least 3 feet should be maintained between the VP503 HDTV10A and any heat source, i.e. radiator, heater, oven,
amplifier etc. Do not install the product close to smoke. Operating the product close to smoke or moisture may cause fire or electric
shock.
Slots and openings in the back and bottom of the cabinet are provided for ventilation. To ensure reliable operation of the VP503
HDTV10A and to protect it from overheating, be sure these openings are not blocked or covered. Do not place the VP503 HDTV10A in
a bookcase or cabinet unless proper ventilation is provided.
Never push any object into the slot on the VP503 HDTV10A cabinet. Do not place any objects on the top of the product. It could short
circuit parts causing a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquids on the VP503 HDTV10A.
The VP503 HDTV10A should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the label. If you are not sure of the type of
power supplied to your home, consult your dealer or local power company.
The power cable must be replaced when using different voltage from that specified in the User Manual. For more information, contact
your dealer.
The VP503 HDTV10A is equipped with a three-pronged grounded plug, a plug with a third (grounding) pin. This plug will fit only
into a grounded power outlet as a safety feature. If your outlet does not accommodate the three-wire
plug, have an electrician install the correct outlet, or use an adapter to ground the appliance safely.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounded plug.
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Appliance inlet (or AC inlet) is used as the disconnect device.
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table specified by manufacturer, or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid
injury from tip-over.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol , within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of not isolated dangerous voltage within the inside of the product that may be sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
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The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and servicing instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
Do not overload power strips and extension cords. Overloading can result in fire or electric shock.
The wall socket shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible.
Only the marked power source can be used for the product. Any power source other than the specified
one may cause fire or electric shock.
Do not touch the power cord during lightning. To avoid electric shock, avoid handling the power cord during electrical storms.
Unplug the unit during a lightening storm or when it will not be used for long period of time. This will protect the VP503 HDTV10A from
damage due to power surges.
Do not attempt to repair or service the product yourself. Opening or removing the back cover may expose you to high voltages, the risk
of electric shock, and other hazards. If repair is required, please contact your dealer and refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Keep the product away from moisture. Do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture. If water penetrates into the product, unplug
the power cord and contact your dealer. Continuous use in this case may result in fire or electric shock.
Do not use the product if any abnormality occurs. If any smoke or odor becomes apparent, unplug the power cord and contact your
dealer immediately. Do not try to repair the product yourself.
Avoid using dropped or damaged appliances. If the product is dropped and the housing is damaged, the internal components may
function abnormally. Unplug the power cord immediately and contact your dealer for repair. Continued use of the product may cause
fire or electric shock.
Do not install the product in an area with heavy dust or high humidity. Operating the product in environments with heavy dust or high
humidity may cause fire or electric shock.
Follow instructions for moving the product. Ensure that the power connector and any other cables are unplugged before moving the
product.
Hold the power connector when removing the power cable. Pulling the power cable itself may damage the wires inside the cable and
cause fire or electric shock. When the product will not be used for an extended period of time, unplug the power connector.
To reduce risk of electric shock, do not touch the connector with wet hands.
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Insert batteries in accordance with instructions. Incorrect polarities may cause damage and leakage of the batteries, operator injury
and contamination the remote controller.
If any of the following occurs please contact the dealer:
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The power connector fails or frays.
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Liquid sprays or any object drops into the VP503 HDTV10A.
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The Display is exposed to rain or other moisture.
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The Display is dropped or damaged in any way.
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The performance of the Display changes substantially.
Operating environment. Temperature: 40˚F ~ 95˚F, Humidity: 20% ~ 80% non-condensing, Altitude: 0 ~ 6500ft (0 ~ 2000m)
Television Antenna Connection Protection
External Television Antenna Grounding
If an outside antenna/satellite dish or cable system is to be connected to the TV, make sure that the
antenna or cable system is electrically grounded to provide some protection against voltage surges and
static charges.
Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPSA 70, provides information with regard to proper
grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge
unit, size of the grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes, and requirements of the grounding electrode.
Lightning Protection
For added protection of the TV during a lightning storm or when it is left unattended or unused for long
periods of time, unplug the TV from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system.
Power Lines
Do not locate the antenna near overhead light or power circuits, or where it could fall into such power
lines or circuits.
Remember, the screen of the coaxial cable is intended to be connected to earth in the building
installation.
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Opening the Package
Package
Your VIZIO VP503 HDTV10A and its accessories are carefully packed in a cardboard carton that has
been designed to protect it from transportation damage. Now you have opened the carton check that the
VP503 HDTV10A is in good condition and that all of the accessories are included.
The VP503 HDTV10A weighs approximately 118lb and is about 50” wide; please exercise care when
unpacking the HDTV.
The screen can easily be scratched or broken so please handle the product gently and never place the
HDTV with the glass facing downwards on a surface without protective padding.
IMPORTANT: Save the carton and packing material for future shipping.
Package Contents
VIZIO VP503 HDTV10A
VIZIO Remote Control VR2P
HDMI Cable
VIZIO TV Stand
Premium Size VIZIO Screen Cleaning Cloth
Power Cord
This User Manual
Quick Setup Guide
Safety Strap
Registration Card
VIP Services Brochure
2 AA Batteries for the Remote Control
VIZIO Warranty and Repair Information
IMPORTANT: Do not apply pressure to the screen display area which may compromise the
integrity of the display. The manufacturer’s warranty does not cover user abuse or improper
installations.
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Additional Certified Accessories for the VIZIO
VP503 HDTV10A
HDTV10A are sold separately
Wall Mounts
High Definition Cables
Extra or replacement Remote
VIZIO also offers Installation Services and Extended Warranty Services for your VIZIO VP503 HDTV10A
To purchase or inquire about additional accessories and services for your VIZIO product, visit our web
site at www.VIZIO.com or call us toll free at 888-VIZIOCE (888-849-4623)
Installation Preparation
Please read this user manual carefully before installing your VIZIO HDTV.
The power consumption of the TV is up to 400W, please use the power cord designated for TV. When an
extension cord is required, use one with the correct power rating. The cord must be grounded and the
grounding feature must not be defeated.
The TV should be installed on a flat surface to avoid tipping. For proper ventilation, you must allow space
between the back of the TV and the wall. If you would like to mount your TV on the wall, please see
below ‘Preparing Your PLASMA HDTV for Wall Mounting’ for additional information. Avoid installing the
TV in places with high humidity, dust or smoke so as not to shorten the service life of the electronic
components.
Install the TV in landscape orientation; any 90˚ clockwise or counter-clockwise installation may induce
poor ventilation and excessive component damage.
The VIZIO VP503 HDTV10A can either be kept on the stand base or mounted on the wall for viewing. If
you choose to mount the VP503 HDTV10A on the wall, please refer to “preparing your PLASMA HDTV
for wall mounting” on page 6.
VIZIO offers professional installation services. Please contact VIZIO for more information on these
services at 888-VIZIOCE (888-849-4623) or www.VIZIO.com.
Attaching the Safety Strap
For when the VP503 HDTV10A is not mounted on the wall with a Wall Mount, a Safety Strap has been
included to attach the HDTV to the wall to reduce the chance of the HDTV being pulled over. The Safety
Strap should be used with common sense practice such as ensuring that children (or adults) do not climb
up, grabbing the top of the HDTV and pulling it onto themselves.
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Fix one end of the strap to the wall. If you have a drywall
finish it is preferable to fix it to a stud, using a washer
underneath the screw head. If you have a solid wall you
should use a lag bolt, again using a washer under the nut.
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Fix the other end of the Safety
Strap to one of the upper wall
mounting holes on the back of
the HDTV, using a washer
under the screw head.
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Preparing Your PLASMA HDTV for Wall Mounting
To remove the stand base
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Unplug all of the cables and cords
from your VIZIO VP503 HDTV10A.
Place the VP503 HDTV10A face
down on a soft and flat surface
(blanket, foam, cloth, etc) to prevent
any damage to the TV.
Remove the cover on the stand.
Remove the six (6) screws holding
the base to the VP503 HDTV10A.
Carefully remove the stand base.
Now, the VP503 HDTV10A can fit securely to a
mount (sold separately) by utilizing the mounting
holes in the center of the back panel of the High
Definition TV. Please make sure to read the
instructions of your specific mount to properly
hang the VP503 HDTV10A.
The pitch of the mounting holes is 600mm
horizontally and 200mm vertically.
The screw type required is metric M8, 20mm
long, 1.25mm pitch. The length of the screws
will depend on the thickness plate being attach
to the TV; our brackets come with different
length screws.
To find the perfect mount for the VIZIO VP503 HDTV10A, browse VIZIO’s certified mount selection at
www.VIZIO.com or call directly 888-VIZIOCE (888-849-4623).
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Basic Controls and Connections ................................................................
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1.1 Front Panel..........................................................................................................................................................9
1.2 Side Panel Controls.............................................................................................................................................9
1.3 Rear Panel Connections ...................................................................................................................................10
1.4 Right-Side Panel Connection ............................................................................................................................11
1.5 VIZIO Remote Control.......................................................................................................................................12
1.5.1 Insertion of Batteries in the Remote Control ..............................................................................................13
1.5.2 Remote Control Range ..............................................................................................................................13
1.5.3 VIZIO Universal Remote Control Precautions ...........................................................................................13
Chapter
Chapter 2 Connecting Equipment................................
Equipment ................................................................
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2.1 Which Video Connection Should I Use?............................................................................................................14
2.2 Connecting Coaxial (RF) ...................................................................................................................................15
2.2.1 Using Your Antenna or Digital Cable for DTV............................................................................................15
2.2.2 Using the Antenna or Cable through your VCR .........................................................................................15
2.3 Connecting Your HDTV Set-Top Box ................................................................................................................16
2.3.1 Using HDMI Input ......................................................................................................................................16
2.3.2 Using Component Video............................................................................................................................18
2.4 Connecting Your Basic Set-Top Box .................................................................................................................19
2.4.1 Using Composite Video .............................................................................................................................19
2.4.2 Using Coax (RF) ........................................................................................................................................19
2.5 Connecting Your DVD Player ............................................................................................................................20
2.5.1 Using HDMI Input ......................................................................................................................................20
2.5.2 Using Component Video............................................................................................................................22
2.5.3 Using S-Video (AV/S-VIDEO)....................................................................................................................23
2.5.4 Using Composite (AV) Video Input ............................................................................................................23
2.6 Connecting Your VCR or Video Camera ..........................................................................................................24
2.7 Connecting an external Receiver/Amp ..............................................................................................................25
2.7.1 Optical Output of Audio received ...............................................................................................................26
2.8 Connecting a PC Computer ..............................................................................................................................27
2.8.1 Preset PC Resolutions...............................................................................................................................28
Chapter 3 Setting Up to Watch Television ................................................................
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3.1 Basic PLASMA HDTV Start Up .........................................................................................................................29
3.2 Watching a TV Program ....................................................................................................................................34
3.3 Adjusting Basic HDTV Settings .........................................................................................................................35
3.4 Program Information..........................................................................................................................................36
3.5 Information on HDTV Status .............................................................................................................................36
Chapter 4 Advanced Adjustment of HDTV................................
HDTV................................................................
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4.1 Using the On Screen Display (OSD) .................................................................................................................37
4.2 DTV / TV Input Picture Adjustment....................................................................................................................38
4.2.1 Picture Mode .............................................................................................................................................38
4.2.2 Brightness..................................................................................................................................................38
4.2.3 Contrast .....................................................................................................................................................39
4.2.4 Color ..........................................................................................................................................................39
4.2.5 Tint.............................................................................................................................................................39
4.2.6 Sharpness .................................................................................................................................................40
4.2.7 Advanced Video Features .........................................................................................................................40
4.2.8 Reset Picture Mode ...................................................................................................................................41
4.3 DTV / TV Input Audio Adjustment......................................................................................................................42
4.3.1 Audio Mode ...............................................................................................................................................42
4.3.2 Equalizer....................................................................................................................................................42
4.3.3 Balance......................................................................................................................................................43
4.3.4 Surround....................................................................................................................................................43
4.3.5 Digital Audio Out........................................................................................................................................43
4.3.6 Speakers ...................................................................................................................................................43
4.3.7 Audio Out...................................................................................................................................................44
4.3.8 Lip Sync.....................................................................................................................................................44
4.3.9 Reset Audio Mode .....................................................................................................................................44
4.4 DTV / TV Tuner Setup.......................................................................................................................................45
4.4.1 Tuner Mode ...............................................................................................................................................45
4.4.2 Auto Search...............................................................................................................................................45
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4.4.3 Partial Channel Search..............................................................................................................................46
4.4.4 Skip Channel .............................................................................................................................................46
4.4.5 MTS ...........................................................................................................................................................46
4.4.6 Time Zone .................................................................................................................................................46
4.4.7 Daylight Saving..........................................................................................................................................47
4.5 DTV / TV Input Setup ........................................................................................................................................48
4.5.1 Language...................................................................................................................................................48
4.5.2 PIP (Picture-in-Picture) ..............................................................................................................................48
4.5.3 Sleep Timer ...............................................................................................................................................50
4.5.4 Wide ..........................................................................................................................................................50
4.5.5 Input Naming .............................................................................................................................................50
4.5.6 CC (Closed Caption)..................................................................................................................................52
4.5.7 Image Cleaner ...........................................................................................................................................53
4.5.8 DTV / TV Input Parental Control ................................................................................................................54
4.5.9 Rating Enable ............................................................................................................................................54
4.5.10 Channel Block .........................................................................................................................................55
4.5.11 US TV Rating...........................................................................................................................................55
4.5.12 US Movie Rating......................................................................................................................................56
4.5.13 Canadian English Rating .........................................................................................................................56
4.5.14 Canadian French Rating..........................................................................................................................57
4.5.15 DTV Rating ..............................................................................................................................................57
4.5.16 Blocked Unrated Programming................................................................................................................58
4.5.17 Change the Password .............................................................................................................................58
4.5.18 H/V Position.............................................................................................................................................59
4.5.19 Reset All Settings ....................................................................................................................................60
4.6 HDMI Input Picture Adjustment .........................................................................................................................61
4.7 HDMI Input Audio Adjustment ...........................................................................................................................61
4.8 HDMI Input Setup..............................................................................................................................................61
4.9 Video Input Picture Adjustment .........................................................................................................................62
4.10 Video Input Audio Adjustment .........................................................................................................................62
4.11 Video Input Setup............................................................................................................................................62
4.11.1 Auto Phase (for Component input) ..........................................................................................................63
4.12 Video Input Parental Control ...........................................................................................................................64
4.13 PC Input Picture Adjustment ...........................................................................................................................64
4.13.1 Auto Adjust ..............................................................................................................................................64
4.13.2 Brightness................................................................................................................................................65
4.13.3 Contrast ...................................................................................................................................................65
4.13.4 Color Temperature...................................................................................................................................66
4.13.5 H-SIZE.....................................................................................................................................................66
4.13.6 H. Position ...............................................................................................................................................66
4.13.7 V. Position ...............................................................................................................................................67
4.13.8 Fine Tune ................................................................................................................................................67
4.14 PC Input Audio Adjustment .............................................................................................................................67
4.15 PC Input Setup................................................................................................................................................67
4.16 Understanding Viewing Features ....................................................................................................................68
4.16.1 Viewing Modes ........................................................................................................................................68
4.16.2 Adjusting Basic PIP Settings ...................................................................................................................69
Chapter 5 Maintenance and Troubleshooting................................
Troubleshooting............................................................
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5.1 Maintenance......................................................................................................................................................70
5.2 Troubleshooting Guide ......................................................................................................................................70
5.3 Telephone & Technical Support ........................................................................................................................73
5.4 Compliance .......................................................................................................................................................74
5.5 FCC Class B Radio Interference Statement......................................................................................................74
Chapter 6 Miscellaneous Information ................................................................
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6.1 Specifications ....................................................................................................................................................75
6.2 Glossary – Standard Definitions ........................................................................................................................76
6.3 Index .................................................................................................................................................................77
6.4 VIZIO Limited Product Warranty........................................................................................................................79
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Chapter 1 Basic Controls and Connections
1.1 Front Panel
POWER ‘VIZIO’ LIGHT– The VIZIO name lights white
when powered on and orange when powered off.
REMOTE CONTROL SENSOR – This is the window
through which all of the remote control signals pass to
the sensor. Point the remote control directly at this
window for the best response to the remote signal.
1.2 Side Panel Controls
POWER (
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Press the button again to turn the VP503 HDTV10A off.
MENU – This button activates the On Screen Display (OSD).
CH + / - – Use these buttons to step up or down the
TV channels. While the OSD is active, these
buttons function as up and down controls in the OSD
menus.
VOL + / - – Use these buttons to increase or
decrease to the speaker volume. While the OSD is
active, these buttons function as left and right
controls in the OSD menus.
INPUT (ENTER) – Repeated pressing of this buttons
steps through the input sources in the following
sequence: TV, AV/S-Video, Component, RGB,
HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3 and HDMI 4. Once you
have stepped through the entire sequence, you will
return to the beginning.
Additionally, when the OSD is active, this button confirms the menu function to
be adjusted. When the OSD is not active, pressing this button will display the current input mode.
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1.3 Rear Panel Connections
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SERVICE – This custom communication port is for factory service only. Use of this input for
any purpose other than factory authorized service will void the manufacturer’s
warranty of this equipment.
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HDMI 1 – Connect the primary source for digital video such as a DVD multimedia player or
set top box through this all digital connector. The white color band on the rear of the TV
indicates this connection.
3.
HDMI 2 – Connect a secondary source for digital video such as a DVD multimedia player or
set top box through this all digital connector. The white color band on the rear of the TV
indicates this connection. For users who want to connect to a DVI enabled device, use a
DVI-HDMI cable and connect the Analog Audio output of the device to the L+R AUDIO here. .
Your VIZIO Certified HDMI and HDMI-DVI cables are available for purchase from
www.VIZIO.com or by calling 888-VIZIOCE (888-849-4623).
4.
RGB PC – Connect the video and audio from a computer here. The blue color band on the
rear of the TV indicates this connection. A 1/8” plug stereo cable is needed to connect the
audio out from the computer to the connector in the rear of the TV for audio from computer.
5.
COMPONENT (YPb/CbPr/Cr with Audio L/R) – Connect the source for component video
devices such as a DVD Player or set top box here. From left to right, use white for left audio
and red for right audio inputs, green for Y, blue for Pb (or Cb) and red for Pr (or Cr). The
green color band on the rear of the TV indicates this connection.
6.
AV/S-VIDEO IN – Connect the primary source for composite video devices, such as a VCR
or video game. Use the white and red connectors to connect the external audio from the
same source, then use the S-Video or yellow connector to connect the external video from
the same source. The S-Video, if connected, will take priority over AV RCA (yellow)
connector. The yellow color band on the rear of the TV indicates this connection.
7.
OPTICAL AUDIO OUT – When an audio signal is associated with an input which is selected
for viewing, the audio associated with the programming will be available on this SPDIF
Optical connector for connection to your home theatre system. The white color band on the
rear of the TV indicates this connection.
8.
ANALOG AUDIO OUT – Connect the audio from the PLASMA HDTV to an external device,
such as a home theater system, external amplifier or stereo. Speakers cannot be connected
directly to here. The white color band on the rear of the TV indicates this connection.
9.
DTV/TV – Connect to an antenna or digital cable (out-of-the-wall, not from Cable Box) for
Digital and Analog TV.*
10.
AC IN – Plug-in the supplied AC Power Cord here.
* For digital TV stations in your area visit www.antennaweb.org.
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1.4 RightRight-Side Panel Connection
1. HDMI 3 - Connect the third source for digital video such as a DVD
multimedia player or set top box through this all digital connector. The white
color band on the side of the TV indicates this connection.
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2. HDMI 4 - Connect the fourth source for digital video such as a
DVD multimedia player or set top box through this all digital
connector. The white color band on the side of the TV indicates this
connection.
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1.5 VIZIO Remote Control
GUIDE – This button displays program information. Press this button once and the information of the
program being viewed is shown. Press it a second time and the Electronic Programming Guide will
appear in the screen.
) – Press this button to turn the TV on from the Standby mode. Press it again to return to
POWER (
the Standby mode.
TV – Press this button to select TV.
AV – Press this button to select the Audio Video input. Pressing this button repeatedly will get you to the
AV input. Keep in mind that if S-Video cable is being used, then AV will show the signal going through this
input as the S-video takes priority.
COMPONENT – Press this button to select the Component (YPbPr) input.
HDMI – Press this button to select the HDMI input. Pressing this button
repeatedly will get you through the HDMI (HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3 and
HDMI 4) different inputs.
MENU – Use this button for the On-Screen Display (OSD) menus. When
use within the OSD menus, pressing this key will make the selection of an
option.
◄► - These buttons navigate the On-Screen Display (OSD).
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MUTE – This button turns the sound on and off.
LAST – This button recalls the previously viewed channel when it is used in
TV mode; meaning that the TV unit has control over the signal or program
being watched. This button also has different functions when being used in
conjunction with the On-Screen Display (OSD)
menu.
VOL ( or ) – These buttons turn the volume
up or down.
CH ( or ) – These buttons change the
channels up or down.
PIP - Pressing this key will make the picture-in
picture feature to be activated. Pressing it again
will display the POP option. Pressing it again will
disable PIP/POP.
SWAP – Press this button to swap between
small and big screens when in PIP mode.
FREEZE – Press it to freeze the main screen
display.
NUMBER BUTTON PAD – Use these buttons to
select a channel or enter a password.
INPUT – This button allows the user to cycle
through the inputs. Repeatedly pressing of this button will step you through
the input sources in the following sequence: TV, AV (AV/S-VIDEO),
Component, RGB, HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3 and HDMI 4. Once you have
stepped through the entire sequence, you will return to the beginning.
- (DASH) – When selecting a digital channel directly; use this button for the separation of main and subchannels. For example, channel 28-2 would be selected by the button sequence 2 8 - 2.
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1.5.1 Insertion of Batteries in the Remote Control
Insert two AA batteries into the remote control. Make sure that you match the (+) and (-) symbols on the
batteries with the (+) and (-) symbols inside the battery compartment. Re-attach the battery cover.
Precautionary Tips for Inserting the Batteries:
Only use the specified AA batteries.
Do not mix new and old batteries. This may result in cracking or
leakage that may pose a fire risk or lead to personal injury.
Inserting the batteries incorrectly may also result in cracking or
leakage that may pose a fire risk or lead to personal injury.
Dispose of the batteries in accordance with local laws and
regulations.
Keep the batteries away from children and pets.
1.5.2 Remote Control Range
Point the remote control at the remote control sensor to transmit the commands.
Do not place any obstacles between the remote control and the receiver window.
The effective range of the remote control is approximately 30 feet (10 meters) from the front of the
receiver window, 30° to the left and right, 20° up and down.
1.5.3 VIZIO Universal Remote Control Precautions
Prec autions
The remote control should be kept dry and away from heat sources. Avoid humidity.
If the TV responds erratically to the remote control or does not respond at all, check the batteries. If the
batteries are low or exhausted, replace them with fresh batteries.
When not using the remote control for a long period of time, remove the batteries.
Do not take the batteries apart, heat them, or throw them into a fire.
Do not subject the remote control to undue physical stress, such as striking or dropping it.
Do not attempt to clean the remote control with a volatile solvent. Wipe it with a clean, damp cloth
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Chapter 2 Connecting Equipment
2.1 Which Video Connection Should I Use?
Use?
The VIZIO VP503 HDTV10A has six different ways to connect your video equipment from a basic
connection to the most advanced for digital displays.
Connection
Quality (type)
Best
(digital)
Best
(digital)
-----------Good
(analog)
Best
(analog)
Better
(analog)
Connector
Rear
Panel
Color
Codes
Description
White
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) - It is
the first and only industry-supported, uncompressed,
all-digital audio/video interface. HDMI provides an
interface between any audio/video source, such as a
set-top box, DVD player, or A/V receiver and an
audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital
television (DTV), over a single cable.
Black
DTV Coaxial RF. When used for MPEG2 encoded
bit streams from ATSC broadcast programming, this
input takes advantage of the High Definition content.
-------------------------------------TV Coaxial RF. This is the connection for standard
NTSC TV using antenna or cable.
Blue
RGB PC (VGA) – This video input has separate red,
green and blue color components. The signal
carries horizontal and vertical sync information on
the green signal. This is most commonly used for
PC input.
Green
Component - The video signal is separated into
three signals, one containing the black-and-white
information and the other two containing the color
information. This enhancement over S-Video takes
advantage of the superior picture provided by
progressive scan DVD players and HDTV formats.
Composite - The complete video signal is carried
through this single pin connector. This is the most
commonly used video connection.
Good
(analog)
Yellow,
and
Red
S-Video - The video signal is separated into two
signals, one containing the black-and-white
information and the other containing the color
information. Separating the color in this way avoids
‘cross color’ effects where closely spaced black and
white lines are erroneously displayed in color. It also
enables text to be displayed more sharply.
Note: For more info refer to the Quick Start Guide
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2.2 Connecting Coaxial
Coa xial (RF)
2.2.1 Using Your Antenna or Digital Cable for DTV
1.
2.
Turn off the power to the HDTV.
Connect the coaxial (RF) connector from your antenna or digital
cable (out-of-the-wall, not from the Cable Box) to the DTV/TV
CABLE/ANTENNA connector on the rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV.
Select DTV using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the
HDTV, or directly by pressing the TV button on the Remote Control.
3.
4.
Note:
a)
b)
c)
Not all digital TV broadcasts are High Definition (HD). Refer to the
program guides, or consult your cable, satellite or TV station operator.
Digital broadcasts are not available in all areas.
Refer to
www.antennaweb.org for detailed information.
Make sure the antenna and coaxial cable are correctly grounded.
2.2.2 Using the Antenna or Cable through your VCR
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the power to the HDTV and VCR.
Connect the “Output to TV”, “RF Out” or “Antenna Out” connector on
the rear of your VCR to the DTV/TV CABLE/ANTENNA connector at
the rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and VCR.
Select TV using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV,
or directly by pressing the TV button on the Remote Control.
Note: If you have an off-air antenna or cable TV, connect
it to the “Antenna In” connector on the rear of your VCR.
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2.3 Connecting Your HDTV SetSet-Top Box
2.3.1 Using HDMI Input
HDTV Set-Top Boxes that have a HDMI digital interface should be connected to the HDMI input of the
PLASMA HDTV for optimal results.
Note: To maintain the display quality, use a VIZIO certified HDMI cable. Length is
available up to 10 meters. See www.vizioce.com or call 1-888-VIZIOCE (1-888-849-4623)
for details.
Connecting your HDTV SetSet - Top Box (Best):
(Best):
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the power to the HDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box.
Connect a HDMI cable to the HDMI output of your HDTV Set-Top Box and the other end to
the HDMI Input (white color area) at the rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box.
Select HDMI using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or directly by
pressing the HDMI button on the Remote Control.
Note:
a) The HDMI input on the HDTV supports High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
HDCP encrypts the transmission between the video source and the digital display for
added security and protection.
b)
Refer to your HDTV Set-Top Box user manual for more information about the video
output requirements of the product or consult your cable or satellite operator.
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For HDTV SetSet - Top Boxes with DVI:
DVI:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the power to the HDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box.
Using a HDMI-DVI cable, connect the DVI end to your HDTV Set-Top Box and the HDMI end
to the HDMI 2 Input (white color area) at the rear of the HDTV.
Using an audio cable (white and red connectors), connect the cable to the audio output
connectors associated with the DVI output on your HDTV Set-Top Box and connect the other
end to the audio connectors associated with the HDMI input (white area) at the rear of the
HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box.
Select HDMI 2 using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or directly by
pressing the HDMI button on the Remote Control.
Note:
a)
b)
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The HDMI input on the HDTV supports High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection
(HDCP). HDCP encrypts the transmission between the video source and the
digital display for added security and protection.
Refer to your HDTV Set-Top Box user manual for more information about the
video output requirements of the product or consult your cable or satellite operator.
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2.3.2 Using Component Video
Connecting your HDTV SetSet - Top Box (Better):
(Better):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Turn off the power to the HDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box.
Connect the Y (green color) connector on your HDTV Set-Top Box to the corresponding Y
(green color) connector in the Component group (green color area - row of connectors
nearest to you when viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the HDTV.
Connect the Pb (blue color) connector on your HDTV Set-Top Box to the corresponding Pb
(blue color) connector in the Component input (green color area - row of connectors nearest
to you when viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the HDTV.
Connect the Pr (red color) connector on your HDTV Set-Top Box to the corresponding Pr (red
color) connector in the Component input (green color area - row of connectors nearest to you
when viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the HDTV.
Using an audio cable (white and red connectors), connect the cable to the audio output
connectors associated with the Component output on your HDTV Set-Top Box and connect
the other end to the audio connectors associated with the Component1 input (green color
area) at the rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box.
Select Component using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or directly by
pressing the Component button on the Remote Control.
Note:
a) Refer to your HDTV Set-Top Box user manual for more information about the
video output requirements of the product or consult your cable or satellite
operator.
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2.4 Connecting Your Basic SetSet-Top Box
2.4.1 Using Composite Video
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the power to the HDTV and
Set-Top Box.
Using the AV Cable, connect the
Video (yellow color) connector on
your Set-Top Box to the
corresponding Video (yellow color),,
connector in the AV input (yellow color area) at the rear of the HDTV.
Using the white and red connectors, connect the cable to the audio output connectors
associated with the Video output on your Set-Top Box and connect the other end to the audio
connectors associated with the AV input (yellow color area) at the rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and Set-Top Box.
Select AV using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or directly by pressing
the AV button on the Remote Control.
2.4.2 Using Coax (RF)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the power to the HDTV and Set-Top Box.
Using a Coax (RF) cable, connect one end to the TV OUT (RF) on your Set
Top Box and the other end to the DTV/TV input at the rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and Set-Top Box.
Select TV using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or
directly by pressing the TV button on the Remote Control.
Note: Refer to your Set Top Box user manual for more information
about selecting the video or RF output of the product.
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2.5 Connecting Your DVD Player
You have several options for connecting your DVD player to your VP503 HDTV10A; HDMI, Component,
AV (S-Video or Composite) inputs. Based on your configuration, you can decide which option is right for
you.
2.5.1 Using HDMI Input
DVD players that have a digital interface such as HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) should be
connected to the HDMI input of the VIZIO VP503 HDTV10A for optimal results.
Note: To maintain the display quality, use a VIZIO certified HDMI cables. Length is available up to
10 meters. See www.VIZIOCE.com or call 1-888-VIZIOCE (1-888-849-4623) for details.
Connecting your DVD Player (Best):
(Best):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the power to the HDTV and DVD player.
Connect a HDMI cable to the HDMI output of your DVD player and the other end to the
HDMI1 Input (white color area) at the rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and DVD player.
Select HDMI1 using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or directly by
pressing the HDMI button on the Remote Control.
If HDMI1 is being used, connect to either HDMI 2 or HDMI 3 as the input and follow steps 1
through 3; and then select the corresponding HDMI input step 4.
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For DVD Players with DVI:
DVI:
1.
2.
4.
5.
Turn off the HDTV and DVD player.
Using a HDMI-DVI cable, connect the DVI end to your DVD
player and the HDMI2 end to the HDMI Input (white color
area) at the rear of the HDTV.
3.
Connect an audio cable (white and red connectors) to the
audio output connectors associated with the DVI output of
the DVD player and connect the other end to the audio
connectors by the HDMI input (white area) at the rear of the
HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and your DVD player.
Select HDMI 2 using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or directly by
pressing the HDMI button on the Remote.
Note: Refer to your DVD player user manual for more information about the video output
requirements of the product.
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2.5.2 Using Component Video
Connecting your DVD Player (Better):
(Better):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Turn off the power to the HDTV and DVD player.
Connect the Y (green color) connector on your DVD player to the corresponding Y (green
color) connector in the Component input (green color area - row of connectors nearest to you
when viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the HDTV.
Connect the Pb (blue color) connector on your DVD player to the corresponding Pb (blue
color) connector in the Component input (green color area - row of connectors nearest to you
when viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the HDTV.
Connect the Pr (red color) connector on your DVD player to the corresponding Pr (red color)
connector in the Component input (green color area - row of connectors nearest to you when
viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the HDTV.
Using an audio cable (white and red connectors), connect the cable to the audio output
connectors associated with the Component output on your DVD player and connect the other
end to the audio connectors associated with the Component input (green color area) at the
rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and DVD player.
Select Component using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or directly by
pressing the Component button on the Remote Control.
Note:
a) Refer to your DVD player user manual for more information about the
video output requirements of the product.
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2.5.3 Using SS -Video (AV/S
(AV /S/S -VIDEO)
Connecting your DVD Player (Good):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the power to the HDTV
and DVD player.
Connect the S-Video jack on the
rear of your DVD player to the
S-Video jack in the AV/S-VIDEO
input (yellow/red area) at the
rear of the HDTV.
Connect an audio cable (white and red connectors) to the audio output connectors
associated with the S-Video output on your DVD player and connect the other end to the
audio connectors associated with the AV input (yellow/red area) at the rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and DVD player.
Select AV using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or directly by pressing
the AV button on the Remote Control.
2.5.4 Using Composite (AV) Video Input
Connecting your DVD Player (Good)
(Good ):
1.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the power to the HDTV and
DVD player.
Connect the Video (yellow color)
connector on your DVD player to the
Video (yellow color) connector in the
AV/S-VIDEO input (yellow/red color
area - row of connectors furthest from you when viewing from the rear of the HDTV) at the
rear of the HDTV.
Connect the R (red color) and L (white
color) audio connectors on your DVD
player to the corresponding R (red color) and L (white color) audio input connectors in the AV
input (yellow/red color area - row of connectors furthest from you when viewing from the rear
of the TV) on the rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and DVD Player.
Select AV using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or directly by pressing
the AV button on the Remote Control.
Note:
Refer to your DVD player user manual for more
information about the video output requirements of the product.
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2.6 Connecting
Connecting Your VCR or Video Camera
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the HDTV and VCR or Video Camera.
Connect the S-Video jack on the rear of your VCR or Video Camera to the S-Video jack in the
AV input (yellow/red area) at the rear of the HDTV.
Connect an audio cable (white and red connectors) cable to the audio output connectors
associated with the S-Video output on your VCR or Video Camera and connect the other end
to the audio connectors associated with the AV input (yellow/red area) at the rear of the
HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and VCR or Video Camera.
Select AV using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or directly by pressing
the AV button on the Remote Control.
Note: Refer to your VCR or Video Camera user manual for more
information about the video output requirements of the product.
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2.7 Connecting an external Receiver/Amp
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Turn off the power to the PLASMA HDTV and Receiver/Amp.
Using an audio cable (white and red
connectors), connect the cable to the
audio input connectors on the
Receiver/Amp and connect the other
end to the ANALOG OUT (white
area) audio connectors at the rear of
the PLASMA HDTV.
Turn on the power to the PLASMA
HDTV and Receiver/Amp.
Then press the MENU button on the
remote control to open the OnScreen Display (OSD) menu.
Press the ► on the remote control to select the Audio Adjust menu.
Press the
on the remote control to select SPEAKERS.
▼
Press the ► on the remote control to select OFF so that the sound from the PLASMA HDTV
will now be routed through your Receiver/Amp system.
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2.7.1 Optical Output of Audio received
If your sound system has a SPDIF (optical) digital audio input you can connect it to the optical AUDIO
OUT (white area) at the rear of the VP503 HDTV10A.
1.
Turn off the power to the PLASMA HDTV and
Receiver/Amp.
2.
Using an SPDIF cable, connect the cable to the
audio input connector on the Receiver/Amp and
connect the other end to the OPTICAL OUT (white
area) audio connectors at the rear of the PLASMA
HDTV.
3.
Turn on the power to the PLASMA
HDTV and Receiver/Amp.
4.
Then press the MENU button on the
remote control to open the On-Screen
Display (OSD) menu.
5.
Press the ► on the remote control to
select the Audio Adjust menu.
on the remote control to
6.
Press the
select SPEAKERS.
7.
Press the ► on the remote control to
select OFF so that the sound from the
PLASMA HDTV will now be routed
through your Receiver/Amp system.
Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task
has been completed.
▼
Note:
a)
b)
Refer to your Receiver/Amp user manual to select the corresponding audio input.
The audio output is not amplified and cannot be connected directly to external speakers.
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2.8 Connecting a PC Computer
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the power to the HDTV and PC Computer.
Connect a 15-pin D-Sub RGB (VGA) cable to the RGB output of your pc computer and the
other end to the RGB PC input (blue area) at the rear of the HDTV.
Connect the Audio Out on your pc computer to the RGB PC Audio input (blue area) at the
rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the HDTV and PC Computer.
Select RGB using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV.
Note:
a)
b)
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For the best picture quality when connecting a pc computer through RGB
PC, set your pc computer timing mode to VESA 1366x768 at 60Hz. Please
refer to the pc or graphic card’s user guide for additional information on
how to set the timing mode and the video output requirements of the
product.
A RGB (VGA) cable and stereo mini jack cable are not included and can be
purchased at an electronics store.
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2.8.1 Preset PC Resolutions
If connecting to a PC through the RGB PC input, set the TV timing mode to VESA 1366x768 at 60Hz
for best picture quality (refer to the graphic card’s user guide for questions on how to set this timing
mode). Please see the table below for the factory preset resolutions.
Resolution
Refresh (Hz)
H.Freq (kHz)
V.Freq (Hz)
H.Sync
V.Sync
Pixel Freq (MHz)
640x480
60
31.46
59.94
N
N
25.17
640x480
75
37.50
75.00
N
N
31.50
720x400
70
31.46
70.08
N
P
28.32
800x600
60
37.87
60.31
P
P
40.00
800x600
72
48.07
72.18
P
P
50.00
800x600
75
46.87
75.00
P
P
49.50
1024x768
60
48.36
60.00
N
N
65.00
1024x768
70
56.47
70.06
N
N
75.00
1024x768
75
60.02
75.02
P
P
78.75
1366 X 768
60
47.55
59.81
P
P
85.50
NOTES: N = Negative, P = Positive,
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Chapter 3 Setting Up to Watch Television
For ‘Preparing Your PLASMA HDTV for Wall Mounting’, see page 6.
3.1 Basic PLASMA HDTV Start Up
1. Connecting the Power Cable
Connect the power cord to the power cord connector on the back of the HDTV, and then plug the
power cord into an AC wall socket.
2. Connect Audio and Video Cables to the HDTV
(see pages 14 ~ 28 for detailed steps)
3. Turning Power On
Once all the components are connected, press the Power ON button on the side of the HDTV, or
press the Power ON (Orange) button on the remote control.
4. Initial Setup
After powering on the TV set, the Initial
Setup screen will come up; please press
the ► button on the remote control.
The Language choice screen will be
displayed; the default English option is
highlighted. If you wish to change the
OSD language to Español or Français,
press the
button on the remote control
to select the language you want.
▼
Press the ► button on the remote to go to
the next screen.
Note: At this point, if a Set-Top Box from your
Local Cable or Satellite Service Company or other
equipment is been used; please press the LAST
key on the remote control and skip to Step 5. If
this is not your case, please continue at Step b.
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a. The Tuner screen will be
displayed; default choice is
Antenna. If you are using Cable
(No Box) Service, press the
button on the remote control to
highlight CABLE.
▼
Press the ► button on the remote
to go to the next screen.
b. The Channel Scan screen will be
displayed; default choice is Scan.
Press the ► button on the remote
control to commence the search for
available channels to be stored into
memory.
If you do not want to scan for channels
at this time, press the
button on the
remote to highlight Skip Scan and then
press the ► button.
▼
Note: If you select Skip Scan, next time that you decide to complete this procedure; you will need to
select the TV as input (through the Input key) and then go through the Menu option to select the Tuner
setup to get the option of scanning the channels again.
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c.
The screen will now change
to show the progress of the
search for Analog (NTSC)
and Digital (ATSC) channels.
Note: DTV digital broadcast is not available in all areas. Refer to www.antennaweb.org for information
about availability in your area, type of antenna and in which direction to point your antenna. The channel
availability through cable depends upon which channels your cable operator supplies in Clear QAM;
consult your cable operator for more information.
d. When finished, the
Complete screen will be
displayed to inform you that
the HDTV has completed
the Initial Setup.
Press the ► button on the
remote control to exit and
begin watching TV.
5. Select Input Source
Select the Input Source for the HDTV by pressing the INPUT button on
the side of the TV or using the Input button on the remote control.
Pressing this button will cycle you through the following options: TV, AV/SVIDEO, Component, RGB, HDMI1, HDMI2, HDMI3 and HDMI4.
Now follow the procedure below to display channels from a different
signal (External TV Tuner, VCR, Cable Box or Satellite Receiver) source,
using different inputs at the back of you TV set.
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a. Select the correct input connection; RF (DTV/TV) connector, Composite (Yellow, Red and
White) connectors, Component (Red, Green, Blue plus Red and White) connectors, HDMI
connectors or Separate-Video (S-Video) plus Red and White connectors (if applicable).
Make the physical connection or hook up.
b. If you have an HD service you must use the HDMI (best) or Component connection.
Note: Composite (AV) and S-Video Cables can only be used for SD (480i) pictures.
c. Turn on your Cable Box, VCR, External TV Tuner or Satellite Receiver and you will see a
picture on your TV set. If there is not picture, make sure you have selected the correct input
on the TV set.
d. If the selected input is RF, you should be aware that the TV set needs to be on either
channel 3 or channel 4 matching the channel which has been selected on the back of the
VCR, Cable Box, External TV Tuner or Satellite Receiver; please refer to Owner or User’s
Manual of such equipment for details.
Note: The TV set will be displaying any television station or program selected by the Cable Box, VCR,
External Tuner or Satellite Receiver. The TV set will not be able to change programs or channels; this is
controlled by the equipment sending the signal. If the service being used is the one which setup
includes a box with two different outputs for two different (distant) rooms, then scanning
channels would help you to find the signal. Be aware that the channel to be selected varies from
provider to provider; meaning that, you may have to call your provider company so they could
provide you the specific channel when using high definition made TV sets. Some examples of
these channels are: 105, 106, 115 and 116.
6. Fine Tuning your TV set for Home Use.
After completing Procedure 4 or
Procedure 5; please follow the steps
below to optimize your TV set display:
a. Press the MENU key to bring up
the Menu display. Use the
or
button to scroll to the
Advanced Video option.
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b. Press the MENU button to select it.
c. Use the
▲ or ▼ button to scroll to the Color
Temperature option.
d. Press MENU button to
select it.
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e. Press either ◄ or ► button to
change setting to Normal, and
then
press the LAST key again to go
back to previous screen.
f. Press either
▲ or ▼ button to
select the Picture Mode option.
g. Press either ◄ or ► button to change the
Picture Mode option to Standard.
h. Press the LAST key to exit the on screen
display Menu.
Note: If Procedure 4 had been done, you would
like to do the following to ensure that the correct
program times are shown when pressing the
Guide key:
Press the Menu key, this will bring up the picture
mode menu.
Press either ◄ or ► button scroll across to the
icon showing the little satellite dish or antenna.
The next screen will appear showing Time Zone.
Press either
or
button to select it.
▲ ▼
Press either ◄ or ► button to choose the proper Time Zone of your area.
Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task
has been completed.
Your new TV set is now ready to automatically reproduce the best picture quality out of the input signal
which is been fed into it. Enjoy your TV watching!!
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3.2 Watching
Watching a TV Program
Before you start watching TV, please make sure that any cable, satellite or off-air antenna connections
are secure. Also, verify that the power cord is plugged into a correctly grounded electrical outlet or surge
protector.
1.
Press the power button on the remote or on the side of the HDTV. The VIZIO logo on the
front will change from orange to white.
2.
There are 3 options for selecting your programming:
a. If you are using an antenna or cable connected through the DTV/TV CABLE/ANTENNA
input, you can select TV directly by pressing the TV button on the remote, or by pressing
the INPUT button on the remote or on the side of the HDTV.
b. If you are watching broadcasts through a cable or satellite set-top box connected by an
HDMI cable, select HDMI directly by pressing the HDMI button on the remote, or by
pressing the INPUT button on the remote or on the side of the HDTV.
c.
If you are watching broadcasts through a cable or satellite set-top box connected by a
Component (YPbPr) cable, select Component directly by pressing the Component button
on the remote, or by pressing the INPUT button on the remote or on the side of the HDTV.
Note: You should be able to see a picture. If you do not,
make sure that all of the HDTV connections are secure and
you have selected the correct video input source.
3.
When using option 2a, press the Channel buttons on the remote or the CH +/- buttons on the
side of the HDTV to change the channel. Note: The Channel buttons, on the side of the
HDTV and on the remote, control will not work if you are watching a program using HDMI,
Component, AV-S (S-Video) and AV-C (Composite) inputs.
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3.3 Adjusting
Adjusting Basic HDTV Settings
Volume
To adjust the volume, press and hold the VOL+ or
VOL- button on the side of the PLASMA HDTV or
remote control until the desired level is reached.
TV Channels
To step up or down through the available TV
channels, press the CH+ or CH- button on the side
of the HDTV or remote control once for the next or
previous channel, or hold it depressed until the
desired channel is reached. Note: Channel up and
down will only operate in DTV and TV modes.
Wide
Using this feature, you can watch video content in
different size modes on the HDTV.
Press the MENU button on the remote control to
bring up the OSD screen.
Press either the ◄ or ► button to select Setup
(wrench look alike icon) options.
button scroll down to Wide and select
Press the
it.
Press either the ◄ or ► button to select among the
modes.
For more information see Section Understanding Viewing Features - Viewing Modes,
on page 68.
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3.4 Program Information
Press the GUIDE button twice on the remote and program information for the channel you are watching
will be displayed on the screen.
Press the ◄ or ► button to scroll up or down the channels. Each time you pause at a channel, the
program list will update with the program schedule for the channel and the window will show the live
program for that channel. Press the GUIDE button to exit this feature.
3.5 Information on HDTV Status
When you change TV channels or inputs, or press the GUIDE button on the remote, an Information
Banner is displayed for a few seconds to tell you the status of the PLASMA HDTV.
Program Information:
Provided by Broadcaster
Program
Rating
Closed Caption
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Chapter 4 Advanced Adjustment of HDTV
4.1 Using the On Screen Display (OSD)
The remote control or the control buttons on the right hand side of the TV can control all the function
settings. The On Screen Display (OSD) allows you to adjust the save contrast, brightness and other
settings. The TV will save changes made to the settings, even if the TV is turned off.
The OSD consists of several menu options: Picture Adjust, Audio Adjust, Setup and TV Tuner Setup.
The main menu options may very depending on your selected input source.
Note: Some of the main menu options may have
additional submenus, i.e. the TV Rating submenu
for Parental Controls.
Press the MENU button on the remote control or
the side of the TV and the Picture Adjust menu will
be shown on the screen.
Press the ◄ or ► button on the remote control or
the VOL + or VOL – button on the side of the
HDTV to select one of the other menu options.
Picture Adjust
Audio Adjust
TV Tuner Setup
Setup
▲ ▼
Once the menu option is displayed, press the
or
button on the remote control or the CH + or CH –
button on the side of the TV to select one of the items to adjust.
Press the ► button on the remote control or the VOL – button on the side of the HDTV to begin
adjustment of the item.
Press MENU when finished.
Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task
has been completed.
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4.2 DTV / TV Input Picture Adjustment
4.2.1 Picture Mode
When the MENU button is pressed, the On Screen Display (OSD) appears on the PICTURE adjustment
page.
Press the
button to highlight the Picture Mode selection.
▼
Use the ◄ or ► button to choose from Custom, Standard, Movie, Game, Vivid, Football, Golf, Basketball
and Baseball.
Picture Adjustments are available for you to set
them to your preferred settings.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.2.2 Brightness
Press the
▼ button to highlight the Brightness selection.
Press the ► button to start adjusting the brightness and the menu page will disappear and be replaced by
a small Brightness Indicator Bar so you can see the brightness level between the minimum and maximum
available levels.
Use the ◄ or ► button to adjust the level.
The Brightness adjusts the black levels in the picture. If the brightness is too low you will not be able to
see the detail in darker parts of the picture and if the brightness is too high the picture will look washed
out.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
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4.2.3 Contrast
Press the
▼ button to highlight the Contrast selection.
Press the ► button to start adjusting the contrast and the menu page will disappear and be replaced by a
small Contrast Indicator Bar so you can see the contrast level between the minimum and maximum
available levels.
Use the ◄ or ► button to adjust the level.
The Contrast adjusts the white levels in the picture. If the contrast is too low the picture will look washed
out and if the contrast is too high you will not be able to see any detail in the bright parts of a picture.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.2.4 Color
Press the
▼ button to highlight the Color selection.
Press the ► button to start adjusting the color and the menu page will disappear and be replaced by a
small Color Indicator Bar so you can see the color level between the minimum and maximum available
levels.
Use the ◄ or ► button to adjust the level.
The Color adjusts the amount of color in the picture.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.2.5 Tint
Press the
▼ button to highlight the Tint selection.
Press the ► button to start adjusting the tint and the menu page will disappear and be replaced by a
small Tint Indicator Bar so you can see the tint adjustment to the left or right of the nominal position.
Use the ◄ or ► button to adjust the level.
The Tint adjusts the hue of the picture. The easiest way to set tint is to look at flesh tones and adjust for
a realistic appearance. In most cases, the default middle position is correct. If people’s faces look too
orange try reducing the level of color first as the case of this is often too much color.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
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4.2.6 Sharpness
Press the
▼ button to highlight the Sharpness selection.
Press the ► button to start adjusting the sharpness and the menu page will disappear and be replaced by
a small Sharpness Indicator Bar so you can see the sharpness level between the minimum and maximum
available levels. Use the ◄ or ► button to adjust the level.
The Sharpness adjusts the sharpness of the picture.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.2.7 Advanced Video Features
▼
Press the
button to highlight the option for Advanced Video selection and press either the ► button to
select it. A new menu will be displayed showing the advanced functions available for fine tuning of the
picture.
Noise Reduction (NR)
▼
Press the
button to highlight Noise Reduction
(NR). Use this feature to diminish picture artifacts
caused by the digitizing of image motion content
that may be present in the picture. Press the ◄ or
► button to choose from the Off, Low, Medium or
Strong setting.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
Color Enhancement
▼
Press the
button to highlight Color Enhancement. Use this feature to increase the picture reproduction
performance of the picture.
Press the ◄ or ► button to choose from Off, Normal, Rich Color, Green/Flesh and Green/Blue setting.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
Advanced Adaptive Luma
▼
Press the
button to highlight Advanced Adaptive Luma. Large areas of darkness in a picture will result
in a lower Average Picture Level (APL) and the overall picture will look too dark; activation of this feature
will raise the APL to counteract this effect.
Press the ◄ or ► button to choose from the Off, Low, Medium, Strong, or Extend setting.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
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Color Temperature
▼
Press the
button to highlight the option for
Color Temperature selection.
The default is COOL; this is the 9300K setting.
Press the ◄ or ► button if you want to choose the
Normal, Warm or Custom option.
If you choose the Custom option, then the options
showing the primary color items, Red, Green and
Blue will be available to adjust.
button to highlight the color you wish
Press the
to adjust.
Press the ► button to start adjusting the color and the menu page will disappear and be replaced by a
small Color (Red, Green or Blue) Indicator Bar as before.
Use the ◄ or ► button to adjust the color.
Press the LAST button when finished. Repeat the procedure to adjust the other colors if desired.
▼
4.2.8 Reset Picture Mode
▼
Press the
button to highlight the option for
Reset Picture Mode selection
Press ► button to return on Picture settings to
factory default.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
Note: Only settings under the pictures adjustment
tab will be reset.
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4.3 DTV / TV Input Audio Adjustment
4.3.1 Audio Mode
When the MENU button is pressed, the On Screen Display (OSD) appears on the PICTURE adjustment
page.
Press the ► button to display the AUDIO ADJUST
page.
Press the
button to highlight the Audio Mode
selection.
Use the ◄ or ► button to choose from Flat, Rock,
Pop, Classic or Jazz.
▼
Equalizer adjustments are available for you to set
them to your preferred settings.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.3.2 Equalizer
Press the
▼ button to highlight the Equalizer selection.
Press the ► button to start adjusting
A new menu will be displayed showing volumes of
different frequencies (pitches).
Starting from lowest to the highest pitch, they are
120 Hz, 500Hz, 1.5kHz, 5kHz and 10kHz.
button to highlight the frequency you
Press the
wish to adjust.
Use the ◄ or ► button to adjust for boost or
attenuation. For example if you want to boost the
bass you would highlight 120Hz and turn it up.
▼
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
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4.3.3 Balance
Press the
▼ button to highlight the Balance selection.
Press the ► button to start adjusting the balance and the menu page will disappear and be replaced by a
small Balance Indicator Bar, as before, so you can see the balance adjustment to the left or right of the
nominal position.
Use the ◄ or ► button to adjust the left/right balance.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.3.4 Surround
▼
Press the
button to highlight the Surround
selection.
Press the ► button to select for the simulated
surround sound feature to be On or Off.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
4.3.5 Digital Audio Out
Press the
▼ button to highlight the Digital Audio Out selection.
Press the ◄ or ► button to make the proper selection. The options are OFF, Dolby Digital and PCM.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.3.6 Speakers
Press the
▼ button to highlight the Speakers selection.
Press either ◄ or ► button to turn the internal speakers On or Off. You may want to turn-off the internal
speakers when listening to the audio through your Home Theatre System.
Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task
has been completed.
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4.3.7 Audio Out
Press the
▼ button to highlight the Audio Out selection.
Press either ◄ or ► button to turn the audio out signal to Fixed or Variable. When it is set to variable,
volume from the external speakers will change according to the volume setting on the TV. If it is fixed, the
volume can only be changed by the settings on the external stereo system.
Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task
has been completed.
4.3.8 Lip Sync
Included with the advanced technology of your TV, a feature which will compensate the shortcomings of
signal transmission called audio sync (Lip Sync). Lip Sync is designed to adjust the audio of the program
being viewed so that it matches the movement of the lips of someone talking on the screen. This feature
is built into your set, and it can be applied to all inputs. To use this feature, follow the steps below.
Press the MENU key to bring up the OSD.
Using either the ◄ or ► button scroll across to the
microphone icon, the Audio menu will be
displayed.
Press either
or
button to scroll either up or
down to Lip Sync.
Press either ◄ or ► button to make the
appropriated adjustment.
Press the LAST key once to return to the previous
screen or repeatedly to return to your program if
task has been completed.
▼ ▲
4.3.9 Reset Audio Mode
▼
Press the
button to highlight the option for
Reset Audio Mode selection
Press ► button to return on Audio settings to
factory default.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
Note: Only settings under the audio adjustment
tab will be reset.
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4.4 DTV / TV Tuner Setup
When you first used your HDTV you will have setup your TV for DTV / TV channels using the Initial Setup
screens. If you did not do this or if your setup has changed, you can do this from the TV TUNER SETUP
menu.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.4.1 Tuner Mode
When the MENU button is pressed, the On
Screen Display (OSD) appears on the PICTURE
adjustment page. Press the ► button to display
the TV page.
Press the
button to highlight the Tuner Mode
selection.
Press the ► button to choose Cable or Air
(Antenna) depending upon which equipment you
have attached to the DTV / TV Input.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
▼
4.4.2 Auto Search
▼
Press the
button to highlight the Auto Search
selection.
Press the ► button to Auto Search for TV
channels available. The TV will automatically
search for analog and digital channels.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
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4.4.3 Partial Channel Search
If you believe channels are missed from the auto
search, you can do a partial channel search to
look for channel in a certain channel range again.
Press the
button to highlight the Partial
Channel Search selection.
Press the ► button to enter the submenu.
Press the ► button to select scan mode to look for
Analog, Digital, or both Analog/Digital channels.
button to highlight the “To” and
Press the
“From” selection. Press the ► button to select the
range of channel numbers you want to start
searching in.
Press MENU to start channel search.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
▼
▼
4.4.4 Skip Channel
After the TV has stored all of the available DTV channels in memory you will find that some channels will
be too weak to watch comfortably or they may be channels you do not want to see. Select the channel
you wish to remove, press MENU and ► buttons to open the TV TUNER SETUP menu and then press
the
button to highlight SKIP CHANNEL. Press the ► button to select this channel to be skipped when
using the CH+ or CH- button. You will still be able to select this channel using the number buttons on the
remote control.
▼
4.4.5 MTS
This feature allows you, the user to select the different languages in which the signal provider or
broadcaster is transmitting the audio with the program you are watching. This signal is usually or in most
cases Spanish language.
Press the
button as many times as it takes to scroll down to this option and get it highlighted.
▼
Press either ◄ or ► button to go through the settings of this feature to make your selection.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.4.6 Time Zone
Setting the correct Time Zone for your area will
ensure that the correct program times are shown
after pressing the MENU button on the remote
control.
Press the
button to highlight the Time Zone
selection.
Press the ◄ or ► button to select your area.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
▼
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4.4.7 Daylight Saving
As for Time Zone, setting the daylight saving time for your area will ensure that the correct program times
are shown after pressing the GUIDE button on the remote control.
Press the
button to highlight the Daylight Saving selection.
▼
Press the ◄ or ► button to select On or Off.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
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4.5 DTV / TV Input Setup
4.5.1 Language
When the MENU button is pressed, the On Screen
Display (OSD) appears on the PICTURE
adjustment page. Press the ► button until the
SETUP page is displayed.
button to highlight the Language
Press the
selection. The default is English.
Press the ◄ or ► button to select Español or
Français.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
▼
4.5.2 PIP (Picture(Picture-inin -Picture)
Press the
▼ button to highlight the PIP(Picture-in-Picture) selection.
Press the ► button. A separate menu will appear with the following PIP settings.
PIP Mode
Press the
▼ button to highlight the PIP mode selection.
Press the ◄ or ► button to select Off, PIP or POP(Picture-outside picture). In the PIP mode a smaller
sub screen will be displayed on top of the main screen. For the POP mode the main screen and sub
screen will be of equal size and be positioned side by side.
Alternatively, you can press the PIP button on the remote to change the PIP mode.
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PIP Input
When PIP or POP is selected, Press the
▼ button to highlight the PIP input selection.
Press the ◄ or ► button to choose the input source for the sub screen. The input sources available will
vary according to which input is used for the main screen; see the table below to find which inputs can
PIP/POP with each other.
See below for detailed information regarding the PIP sources.
SUB
Component
HDMI1
HDMI2
HDMI3
HDMI4
RGB
DTV
TV
AV
MAIN
DTV
TV
AV
Component
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
HDMI 3
HDMI 4
RGB
“” – Indicates which inputs are available for PIP and POP modes.
PIP Position
When PIP is selected, Press the
▼ button to highlight the PIP position selection.
Press the ◄ or ► button to choose where on the picture you want the PIP screen positioned over the
main screen.
PIP Size
When PIP is selected, Press the
▼ button to highlight the PIP size selection.
Press the ◄ or ► button to choose Small, Medium or Large.
PIP Audio Source
When PIP or POP is selected, Press the
▼ button to highlight the PIP audio source selection.
Press the ◄ or ► button to choose the audio source from the main screen or the sub screen.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
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4.5.3 Sleep Timer
▼
Press the
button to highlight the Sleep Timer
selection.
Press the ◄ or ► button to select the timer to
turn-off the TV in 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
4.5.4 Wide
The Wide option is the feature which allows you to select how your display would be size wise. When in
TV mode; the selections are Normal, Wide and Panoramic views.
button as many times as it takes to scroll down to this option and highlight it.
Press the
▼
Press either ◄ or ► button to make the correct selection, you will see the screen adjusting to the different
sizes which apply to this feature.
Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task
has been completed.
4.5.5 Input Naming
This feature has been added to facilitate you, the user in identifying or label the input and signal which is
being watched. You could use up to 8 characters; either letters or numbers or combinations of both.
Press
button to highlight this option.
▼
Press ► button to obtain the next screen which shows the different inputs.
Press
button to select the desired input which you want to label or name (Examples: VCR, DVD, etc.) it
with any name which will make easier for you to recognize it.
Press the MENU key to go to the first space (_) in the bracket.
▼
▲ ▼
Press either the
or
button and select either
the letter or number belongs to this place.
Press the ► button to go to the next space (_) and
again
Using either the
or
button select the second
character of the name given to this Input.
Repeat the last previous two steps until the name
of the input is completed.
▲ ▼
Press the MENU key to accept the name of the
input or the LAST key to cancel the setting. .
Press the LAST key when you have finished to go
to the previous menu.
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Since you are already in this feature; it is recommendable to name all the Inputs which are being used as
well as these for which you have an idea what their name is going to be.
Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task
has been completed.
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4.5.6 CC (Closed Caption)
Press the
▼ button to highlight the CC (Closed Caption) selection.
Press the ► button. A separate menu will appear with the following CC settings
CC
When watching regular analog (NTSC) TV, the CC
feature is available in the Setup menu.
Press the
button to highlight the CC selection.
▼
Press the ► button to select CC1, CC2, CC3 or
CC4.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
Closed Caption for regular TV is usually CC1 or
CC2.
Digital Closed Caption Style
When watching DTV, the Digital CC Style feature is available in the Setup menu.
Press the
button to highlight the Digital CC
Style selection.
Press the ► button to go to the next screen.
Press either ◄ or ► button to toggle between the
two options; As Broadcaster and Custom.
If Custom is selected then you will have the way of
customize the way Closed Caption will be
displayed by changing these different parameters
to your like: Font Size (letters size), Font Color
(letters color) Font Opacity (transparency of the
letters), Background Color (color of the
background area where Closed Caption is going to be displayed), Background Opacity (allows to either
see through at the scene being played or it could be a solid screen), Window Color (it gives the color to
the area where characters will be displayed on) and finally Window Opacity (allows the area of the
characters to be changed) . There are no recommendations of setting these parameters since you, the
user would have your own taste or like of them.
Press the key labeled LAST as many times as it takes to exit the menu screens.
▼
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4.5.7 Image Cleaner
This feature may allow ghosts of previous images to be removed.
Press the
button to highlight the Image Cleaner option.
Press the ► button to turn this feature On
It usually takes 60 or more minutes for this feature to run a full cycle, after that press LAST repeatedly to
exit the menu screen.
▼
Note: Prolonged display of stationary images (such as on a video game or a computer or a still
picture) will cause them to remain on the screen. Higher brightness and contrast levels will make the
panel more susceptible to image retention. To minimize image retention, reduce the degree of
brightness and contrast of the screen when displaying a still image. Image Cleaner will not remove
images that have been displayed for too long. Image sticking is not covered under standard
warranty.
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4.5.8 DTV / TV Input Parental Control
If you want to restrict certain channel and program
viewing, you can do this by turning on the Parental
Control. Selected programs, movies and channels
can then be made available only after an
authorized password has been entered and
accepted by the TV.
When the MENU button is pressed, the On Screen
Display (OSD) appears on the PICTURE
adjustment page.
Press the ► button to display the SETUP page.
Press the
button to highlight Parental, then
press the ► button.
▼
The Password must be entered before the TV will
continue with Parental settings.
The default
password set in the factory is 0 0 0 0. If you are
going to use the Parental Control feature you
should change the password.
Note: Make sure you write down and store the new password in a secure place.
The Reset All Settings feature (see page 59) does NOT reset the password.
4.5.9 Rating Enable
▼
Press the
button to highlight the Rating Enable
selection.
Press the ► button to turn-on or turn-off the
blocking of programming.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
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4.5.10 Channel Block
▼
Press the
button to highlight the Channel Block
selection.
Press the ► button to go to the next screen.
Press the
button to highlight the channel you
want to block.
Press the MENU button to block the highlighted
channel.
▼
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.5.11 US TV Rating
Follow the procedure in the previous section to
display the Parental Control menu and then press
the
button to highlight the US TV Rating selection.
▼
Press the MENU button and the Block TV Rating
panel will be displayed.
In the Block TV Rating panel you can customize the
program blocking of the following TV ratings:
Y – All children
Y7 – Older children
G – General audience
PG – Guidance suggested
14 – Strongly cautioned
MA – Mature audience
You can also customize the TV ratings for the following content:
A – All subratings
D – Sexual dialog
L – Adult language
S – Sexual situations
V - Violence
FV – Fantasy violence
▲ ▼
Press the
or
button to navigate through the TV
rating options.
Press the MENU button to block (locked) or allow (unlocked).
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4.5.12 US Movie Rating
Press the
▼ button to highlight the US Movie Rating selection.
Press the ► button and the Block Movie Rating panel will be displayed.
In the Block Movie Rating panel you can customize the program blocking of the following Movie ratings:
G
– General audience
PG
– Parental guidance suggested
PG-13 – Recommended for children 13
years of age or older
R
– Mature audience
NC-17 – No one under 17 years of age
X
– No one under 17 years of age
Press the
or
button to navigate through the
Movie rating options.
Press the MENU button to block (locked) or allow
(unlocked).
▲ ▼
4.5.13 Canadian English Rating
Press the
▼ button to highlight the Canadian English Rating selection.
Press the ► button and the Block Canadian English Rating panel will be displayed.
In the Block Canadian English Rating panel you
can customize the program blocking of the
following ratings:
C
– Children
C8+
– Children 8 years or older
G
– General Programming, suitable
for all audiences
PG
– Parental guidance
14+
– Viewers 14 years or older
18+
– Adult programming
Press the
or
button to navigate through the
Movie rating options.
Press the MENU button to block (locked) or allow (unlocked).
▲ ▼
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4.5.14 Canadian French Rating
Press the
▼ button to highlight the Canadian French Rating selection.
Press the ► button and the Block Canadian French Rating panel will be displayed.
In the Block Canadian French Rating panel you can customize the program blocking of the following
ratings:
G
– General audience
8 ans+ – General – not recommended for
young children
13 ans+– Not suitable for children under
13 years of age
16 ans+– Not suitable for under 16 years
of age
18 ans+– Adults only
▲
▼
Press the
or
button to navigate through the
Movie rating options.
Press the MENU button to block (locked) or allow (unlocked).
4.5.15 DTV Rating
This option is designed to update the TV or Movie table of different ratings for programs being viewed in
your local or regional area. It will allow the parental guidance control feature in your TV to have the most
current parental control database for a digital signal. This option may be available in the future for
activation. This option works as follows: Whenever you decide to use the Parental Control feature and
this option has been activated in your area, the Check for New DTV Rating will be a solid color indicating
that an update is available for any rating tables. After entering the password, the Parental menu will
appear on the screen, and then do the following.
Observe the status of the DTV Rating. Press
either
or
button to select this option.
▲ ▼
Press ► button to execute this operation. Please
follow the on screen instructions to complete this
procedure.
Press either
or
to select and then adjust any
other option in this menu.
▲ ▼
Press the LAST key once to return to the previous
screen or repeatedly to return to your program if
task has been completed.
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4.5.16 Blocked Unrated
Unrated Programming
Follow the procedure in the previous section 4.5.8
to display the Parental Control menu and then
press the
button to highlight the Block Unrated
TV selection.
Press the ► button to turn-on or turn-off the
blocking of programming that does not have a
rating.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
▼
4.5.17 Change the Password
▼
Press the
button to highlight the Access Code
Edit selection.
Press the ► button and the new Password panel
will be displayed.
Enter the new, 4-digit password using the number
buttons on the remote. Enter it a second time to
confirm you entered it correctly.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
Note: Make sure you write down and store the new password in a secure place.
The Reset All Settings feature (see below) does NOT reset the password.
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4.5.18 H/V Position
Press the
▼ button to highlight the H/V Position selection.
Press the ► button. A separate menu will appear with the following H/V Position settings
H. Position
▼
Press the
button to highlight the Horizontal Shift
selection.
Press the ► button to start adjusting the
horizontal position of the picture.
Use the ◄ or ► button to adjust the horizontal
position.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
V. Position
▼
Press the
button to highlight the Vertical Shift
selection.
Press the ► button to start adjusting the vertical
position of the picture.
Use the ◄ or ► button to adjust the vertical
position.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
H-SIZE
Press the
▼ button to highlight the H-Size selection.
Press the ► button to start adjusting the horizontal size of the picture.
Use the ◄ or ► button to adjust the horizontal size.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
V-SIZE
Press the
▼ button to highlight the V-Size selection.
Press the ► button to start adjusting the vertical size of the picture.
Use the ◄ or ► button to adjust the vertical size.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
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4.5.19 Reset All Settings
▼
Press the
button to highlight the Reset All
Settings selection.
Press the ► button to reset the TV to the
default factory settings.
Once the adjustments are completed press
the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
Note: This does NOT reset the Parental
Control Password.
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4.6 HDMI Input Picture Adjustment
The Picture Adjust menu operates in the same
way for the HDMI Input as for the DTV / TV input
in section 4.2. Once the adjustments are
completed press the LAST button repeatedly to
exit the OSD completely.
4.7 HDMI Input Audio Adjustment
The Audio Adjust menu operates in the same way
for the HDMI Input as for the DTV / TV input in
section 4.3.
4.8 HDMI Input Setup
The Setup menu operates in the same way for the
HDMI Input as for the TV input in section 4.5. The
menu difference is that there is no DTV / TV or
Parental Control adjustments.
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4.9 Video Input Picture Adjustment
The Picture Adjust menu operates in the same
way for Video Inputs (Component and AV) as for
the DTV / TV input in section 4.2. The menu
difference is that there is no icon along the top for
DTV / TV adjustments.
4.10 Video Input Audio Adjustment
The Audio Adjust menu operates in the same way
for Video Inputs (Component and AV) as for the
DTV / TV input in section 4.3. The menu difference
is that there is no icon along the top for DTV / TV
adjustments.
4.11 Video Input Setup
The Setup menu operates in a similar way for Video
Inputs (Component and AV) as for the TV input in
section 4.5. The menu difference is that there is an
auto phase setting under the H/V Position submenu
when using Component input.
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4.11.1 Auto Phase (for Component input)
Press the
▼ button to highlight the H/V Position.
Press the ► button and the new H/V Position
submenu will be displayed.
Press the
button to highlight Auto Phase.
▼
Press the ► button to execute this option. The TV
will automatically look for the phase of the signal
to fine tune the picture.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
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4.12 Video Input Parental Control
The Parental Control menu operates in the same
way for Video Inputs (Component and AV) as for the
DTV / TV input in section 4.5.8.
The menu
difference is that there is no icon along the top for
DTV / TV adjustments.
4.13 PC Input Picture Adjustment
The Picture Adjust menu operates in the same way for the PC Input as for the DTV / TV input in section
4.2 for Contrast, Brightness and Color Temperature.
4.13.1 Auto Adjust
When the MENU button is pressed, the On Screen
Display (OSD) appears on the PICTURE
adjustment page.
button to highlight the Auto Adjust
Press the
selection.
Press the ► button for the PLASMA HDTV to
adjust to the PC signal timing automatically.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
▼
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4.13.2 Brightness
Press the
▼ button to highlight the Brightness selection.
Press the ► button to start adjusting the brightness and the menu page will disappear and be replaced by
a small Brightness Indicator Bar so you can see the brightness level between the minimum and maximum
available levels.
Use the ◄ or ► button to adjust the level.
The Brightness adjusts the black levels in the picture. If the brightness is too low you will not be able to
see the detail in darker parts of the picture and if the brightness is too high the picture will look washed
out.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.13.3 Contrast
Press the
▼ button to highlight the Contrast selection.
Press the ► button to start adjusting the contrast and the menu page will disappear and be replaced by a
small Contrast Indicator Bar so you can see the contrast level between the minimum and maximum
available levels.
Use the ◄ or ► button to adjust the level.
The Contrast adjusts the white levels in the picture. If the contrast is too high the picture will look washed
out and if the contrast is too low you will not be able to see any detail in the bright parts of a picture.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
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4.13.4 Color Temperature
▼
Press the
button to highlight the option for
Color Temperature selection.
The default is the 9300K (Cool) setting.
Press the ◄ or ► button if you want to choose the
9300, 6500 or Custom option.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
If you choose the Custom option, then a new menu will be displayed showing the primary color items,
Red, Green and Blue. Press the
button to highlight the color you wish to adjust.
▼
Press the ► button to start adjusting the color and
the menu page will disappear and be replaced by
a small Color (Red, Green or Blue) Indicator Bar
as before. Use the ◄ or ► button to adjust the
color.
Press the MENU button when finished. Repeat
the procedure to adjust the other colors if desired.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
4.13.5 H-SIZE
Press the
▼ button to highlight the H-Size selection.
Press the ► button to start adjusting the horizontal size of the picture.
Use the ◄ or ► button to adjust the horizontal size.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.13.6 H. Position
Press the
▼ button to highlight the Horizontal Shift selection.
Press the ► button to start adjusting the horizontal position of the picture.
Use the ◄ or ► button to adjust the horizontal position.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
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4.13.7 V. Position
Press the
▼ button to highlight the Vertical Shift selection.
Press the ► button to start adjusting the vertical position of the picture.
Use the ◄ or ► button to adjust the vertical position.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.13.8 Fine Tune
Press the
▼ button to highlight the Fine Tune selection.
Press the ► button to start tuning the to the PC signal.
Use the ◄ or ► button to adjust the tuning.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.14 PC Input Audio Adjustment
The Audio Adjust menu operates in the same way
for the PC Input as for the DTV / TV input in
section 4.3. The menu difference is that there are
no icons along the top for DTV / TV and Parental
Control adjustments.
4.15 PC Input Setup
The Setup menu operates in the same way for the
PC Input as for the DTV / TV input in section 4.4.
The menu difference is that there is no icon along
the top for TV adjustments and no Closed Caption.
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4.16 Understanding Viewing Features
Your HDTV features the following viewing modes. You can switch viewing modes using the remote
control, please follow the instructions in page 35.
4.16.1 Viewing Modes
Normal Mode
The original 4:3 aspect ratio (1.33:1 source) is preserved, so black bars are
added to the left and right of the display image. Standard TV broadcasts are
displayed with a 4:3 Aspect Ratio. Movies in 4:3 Aspect Ratio may be referred
to as pan-and-scan or full frame. These movies were originally filmed in 16:9
(widescreen), and then modified to fit a traditional TV screen (4:3).
Wide Mode
When watching a standard broadcast or full-frame movie in this mode,
the display image is stretched proportionately to fill the TV screen.
When watching a standard definition 4:3 source the picture will stretch
horizontally and fill the screen; people will look fatter than they are.
When watching a widescreen (1.78:1 source) program or movie, the
display image fills the TV screen. If you are watching a widescreen
(1.85:1 or 2.35:1 source) program or movie, there will still be black
bars at the top and bottom.
Panoramic Mode
When watching a standard broadcast or full frame movie in this mode,
the 4:3 Aspect Ratio (1.33:1 source) display image is stretched
horizontally on the left and right sides to fill the TV screen. The center
of the image is not stretched.
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4.16.2 Adjusting Basic PIP Settings
The PIP channel can be changed by using of the channel up and down key. To change the PIP channel,
press CH up or CH down button on the remote control. It only applies if the sub screen is selected to be
TV input.
Press the PIP button to
alternate between PIP, POP
and OFF.
You can swap the program that
is in the main picture with the
program in the PIP sub-picture.
To swap the main picture
program with the PIP sub-picture program, press SWAP on the remote
control. If you press SWAP again, it will return the program to the main
picture.
To access more features with PIP, please refer to section 4.5.2 PIP
(Picture-in-Picture) on page 48.
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Chapter 5 Maintenance and Troubleshooting
5.1 Maintenance
Important
1.
2.
Make sure that the power cable is removed from the socket before cleaning the TV.
Do not use volatile solvent (such as toluene, rosin and alcohol) to clean the TV. Such
chemicals may damage the housing, screen glass and remote control, and cause paint to
peel.
Cleaning the Housing
Ho using and Remote Control
1.
2.
Use a soft cloth for cleaning.
If the housing or remote control is seriously contaminated, use a soft cloth moistened with
diluted neutral cleaner to clean the display. Wring water out of the cloth before cleaning to
prevent water from penetrating into the housing. Wipe the display with a dry cloth after
cleaning.
Cleaning the Screen
1.
2.
Use a soft cotton cloth to gently clean the screen.
The screen glass is very fragile. Do not scrape it with any sharp object. Do not press or tap
the screen to avoid cracking. When the screen is seriously contaminated, use a soft cloth
moistened with diluted neutral cleaner to clean the display. Wring water out of the cloth
before cleaning to prevent water from penetrating into the housing. Wipe the display with a
dry cloth after cleaning.
5.2 Troubleshooting Guide
If the TV fails or the performance changes dramatically, check the display in accordance with the
following instructions. Remember to check the peripherals to pinpoint the source of the failure. If the
display still fails to perform as expected, contact the VIZIO for assistance by calling 1-877-MYVIZIO (6984946) or e-mail us at techsupport@vizio.com.
Problem
Solution
No power.
Make sure the power button is ON (White VIZIO Logo).
Make sure AC power cord is securely connected to the AC socket.
Plug another electrical device (like a radio) to the power outlet to verify that the
outlet is supplying the proper voltage.
No sound.
Check your audio connection
Press MUTE on the remote control again, so that MUTE disappears from the screen
Check your audio settings, your TV audio may be set to SAP, min or speakers off
Press the Volume + (Up) key on your remote control
Make sure that headphones are not connected
If the screen is black.
Check your input connections.
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Problem
Solution
Power is ON but no screen
image.
Make sure the video cable supplied with the TV is secured to the correct video
output port on the back of the VCR and the TV. Make any cable you have attached
to the TV is secured to the correct output your Set-Top Box, DVD, etc.
A
 djust brightness and contrast.
Check Source settings.
Wrong or abnormal colors
appear.
If any colors (red, green, or blue) are missing, check the video cable to make sure it
is securely connected.
Control buttons do not work.
Press only one button at a time.
Remote
work.
Make sure batteries are inserted correctly
Batteries could be weak.
Make sure you have selected TV on the remote.
Control
does
not
There appears to be image
quality issues.
For best image quality, view HD wide screen programs where possible. If HD
content is not available view “Standard Definition” from a digital source. Standard,
analog TV will always be noticeably inferior to HD because your digital flat panel TV
has video that is many times better than old TV’s and so you can see interference
and deficiencies you did not know you had.
You cannot see a picture.
Make sure that the power cord is plugged into a grounded electrical outlet.
Make sure that the power button is turned on.
Make sure that the selected input source is connected to a working input source.
If your TV is connected to your computer in RGB or HDMI mode, press any key on
your keyboard to “wake” your computer.
You see a distorted picture or
hear unusual sound.
You may be getting interference from electrical appliances, cars, motorcycles, or
fluorescent lights. If you have not mounted it on the wall, try moving your TV to
another location to see if this is the cause of the problem.
The picture has abnormal
patterns.
Make sure that the input source cable is attached securely and correctly to the back
of your TV.
Make sure that the video input source is within the range of your TV. Compare the
video input source’s specifications with your TV specifications.
The display image does not
cover the entire screen.
If you are using RGB mode, make sure that H Size and V Position in the On Screen
Display (OSD) are set correctly.
If you are using TV, AV-C (Composite), AV-S (S-Video) or Component with 480i
input, follow instructions in page Error! Bookmark not defined. to obtain the
desired screen mode.
You can see a picture but you
cannot hear sound.
Make sure that the volume is not turned down.
Make sure that the sound is not muted.
Make sure that your audio input source cables are connected securely and correctly.
The TV has pixels that are
always dark or colored.
Your PLASMA HDTV is manufactured using an extremely high level of precision
technology, however, sometimes some pixels of your PLASMA HDTV may not
display. Pixel defects within industry specifications are inherent to this type of
product and do not constitute a defective product.
You see “noise” or “trash” on
the screen.
When your PLASMA HDTV’s digital capabilities exceed a digital broadcast signal,
the signal is up-converted (increased) to match your TV’s display capabilities. Upconverting can cause noise or trash.
You switch to a different input
and the volume changes.
The TV remembers the volume level from the last time you adjusted it. If the sound
level is higher or lower from another source, then the loudness will change.
You switch to a different input
and the screen size changes.
The TV remembers the viewing mode from the last time you used a particular input
(AV/S-Video, Component, HDMI and TV).
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Tips for High-Definition Users.
The PLASMA HDTV is an ideal platform for viewing High Definition Content.
Best Image Quality will be achieved by the HDMI Input, then YPbPr, then RGB.
However, due to variances in broadcast practices, it is possible some image
distortions can occur.
Tips for Letterbox Content Users.
Letterboxed (or “Widescreen”) versions of DVD movies are most commonly
formatted for standard 4:3 Televisions. The PLASMA HDTV has the capability
of expanding this content so the entire screen is filled at the expense of image
accuracy. Follow the instructions in page Error! Bookmark not defined..
5.3 Telephone & Technical Support
Products are often returned due to a technical problem rather than a defective product that may result in
unnecessary shipping charges billed to you. Our trained support personnel can often resolve the problem
over the phone. For more information on warranty service or repair, after the warranty period, please
contact our Support Department at the number below.
Customer support and quality service are integral parts of VIZIO’s commitment to service excellence.
For technical assistance contact our VIZIO Technical Support Department via email or phone.
E-mail: techsupport@vizio.com
Tel: (877) 698-4946 Fax: (949) 585-9563
Hours of operations:
6:00am – 9:00pm PST Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm PST Saturday – Sunday
Please have your VIZIO model number, serial number and date of purchase available before you call.
VIZIO
39 Tesla
Irvine, CA 92618, USA
Tel: (949) 428-2525 Fax: (949) 585-9514
Web: www.VIZIO.com
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5.4 Compliance
Caution: Always use a power cable that is properly grounded. Please use the AC cords listed below for
each area.
USA
Canada
Germany
UK
Japan
UL
CSA
VDE
BASE/BS
Electric Appliance Control Act
5.5 FCC Class B Radio Interference Statement
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
1.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
2.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
3.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
4.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Notice:
1.
2.
3.
The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Shielded interface cables and AC power cord, if any, must be used in order to comply with
the emission limits.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized
modification to this equipment. It is the responsibilities of the user to correct such
interference.
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Chapter 6 Miscellaneous Information
6.1 Specifications
Specifications
Panel
50” Diagonal, 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Resolution
1365 x 768 pixels
Pixel (Dot) Pitch
0.810 mm (H) x 0.810 mm (V)
Display Compatibility
HDTV (1080i)
Colors
1.073 Billion
Brightness
1,400 cd/m (typical)
Contrast
15000:1(typical)
Viewing Angle
Up to 178° (horizontal/vertical)
Inputs
1 x Co-asial RF (ATSC/QAM/NTSC), 4 x HDMITM (v1.3) with HDCP (plus 1 x Stereo Audio
RCA for DVI source), 1 x Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio, 1 x RGB PC plus Stereo
Audio, 1 x S-Video (AV) plus Stereo Audio, 1 x Composite Video (AV)
Outputs
1x SPDIF Optical Digital Audio, 1x Analog Stereo Audio
Features
ATSC/Clear QAM tuner, NTSC video decoding via RF or composite video, 3:2 or 2:2 reverse
pull-down, Motion adaptive de-interlace,
Progressive video scan via component
video/VGA/HDMI, HDTV via HDMI or component video, HDTV via HDMI or component video,
Color temperature adjustments of 5400K/6500K/9300K, Independent Red/Green/Blue
adjustments for color temperature fine tuning, Signal Compatibility 480i (SDTV), 480P (EDTV),
720P
(HDTV),
1080i
(HDTV),
1080P
(HDTV),
Computer
support
at
640x480/800x600/1024x768/1366x768 via VGA/HDMI,
Speakers
Built-in, 10Wx2 Speakers
Panel Life
60,000 hours to half the original brightness
2
Power
Input
IEC Connector for direct power line connection
Voltage Range
100-240Vac at 50/60Hz
Power Consumption
400W (max) , <1W standby
Environmental Conditions
Operating
Temperature: 5°C~35°C, Relative Humidity: 20~80%, Altitude: 0~14,000 ft
Non-Operating
Temperature: -20°C~50°C, Relative Humidity: 10~90%, Altitude: 0~40,000 ft
Dimensions
48.57"W x 32.42"H x 10.23"D (1233.80mm x 823.40mm x 259.80mm) with stand;
48.57”W x 30.88"H x 3.71"D (1233.80mm x 784.40mm x 94.20mm) without stand
Net Weight
99.45lbs (45.11kg) with stand, 92.24lbs (41.84kg) without stand
Gross Weight
117.73lbs (53.40kg)
Certifications
CSA/CSA-US, FCC Class B
*Product specifications may change without notice or obligation.
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6.2 Glossary – Standard
Standard Definitions
Analog TV: Today’s TV system using radio frequency waves to transmit and display pictures and sound.
Aspect Ratio (4x3): Traditional TV “aspect ratio”, that is, the screen’s width as compared to its height.
For example, a “32 inch TV screen” would be 25 inches wide and 19 inches tall.
Aspect Ratio (16x9): “Wide screen TV” aspect ratio which is more like a movie screen than a traditional
TV. For example, a “32 inch TV screen” would be 28 inches wide and 16 inches tall.
Digital TV (DTV): Television delivered and displayed using radio frequency waves that contain
information that is digitally encoded for improved quality and efficiency.
Enhanced Definition TV (EDTV): A better digital television transmission than SDTV with at least 480P,
in a 16x9 or 4x3 display and Dolby digital surround sound. 480P is the quality used by most DVD players.
EDTV provides 300-400,000 pixels.
HDTV Monitor (sometimes called HDTV Ready): A set that can display HDTV programming if you have
a separate HDTV tuner, HD Cable Set-Top Box or HD Satellite Set-Top-Box Receiver.
HDTV Tuner (also decoder, receiver, set-top box): A device capable of receiving and outputting HDTV
signals for display. It may be stand-alone or integrated in the set.
High-Definition Television (HDTV): The best quality picture, wide screen (16x9) display with at least
720 progressively scanned lines (720P) or 1080 interlaced lines (1080i) and Dolby digital surround sound.
HDTV provides 900,000-2.1 million pixels.
Integrated HDTV: An HDTV that has the digital tuner built into the set. It does not need a separate settop box to receive over-the-air DTV signals.
Interlace Scan: A way to scan vertical lines onto a TV picture by scanning all the odd lines first, then
filling the in the even lines (this happens instantaneously).
Plug-and-Play or Digital Cable Ready: A DTV or other device for digital cable consumers that plugs
directly into the cable jack and does not require a separate set-top box. Plug-and-Play TV owners must
obtain a CableCARD from their cable company in order to view scrambled programming services.
Progressive Scan: A way to scan vertical lines onto a TV picture by scanning all the lines consecutively
(progressively).
Standard Definition TV (SDTV): Basic digital television transmission that may be displayed with fewer
than 480 progressively scanned lines (480P) in 16 x 9 or 4 x 3 format. 480 interlaced (480i) is the quality
of today’s analog TV system.
Source: Buying a Digital Television, CEA, HDTV Guide, 2005
Note: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
and the Consumer Electronics Retailers Coalition (CERC) have made a new tip sheet available for digital
television (DTV) retailers to reproduce and distribute to consumers on the sales floor. The file may be
downloaded online at www.dtv.gov. While you’re there, check out the other useful information in the FCC
is making available to consumers interested in learning more about the analog to digital transition.
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6.3 Index
Index
A
Accessories, 5
Adjustments
Selecting the Screen Size, 75
Stepping through TV Channels, 35
Volume, 9, 35, 69
Advanced Video Features
Color Temperature (Color Temperature, 41
CTI (Color Transient Improvement, 40
DNR (Dynamic Noise Reduction, 40
C
Cleaning your VIZIO TV, 69
Coax (RF)
Connecting for DTV, 15
Component
Connecting your DVD Player, 22
Connecting your HDTV Set-Top Box, 18
Composite (AV)
Connecting your Basic Set-Top Box, 19
Connecting your DVD Player, 23
Controls
Front Panel, 9
Side Panel, 9
D
Disassembling, 6
DTV
Audio Adjustment, 42
Parental Control, 53
Picture Adjustment, 38
Special Features, 48
Tuner Setup, 45
DTV Audio Adjust
Audio Out, 44
Balance, 43
Digital Audio Out, 43
Equalizer, 42
Lip Sync, 44
Reset Audio Mode, 44
Speakers, 43
Surround, 43
Volume, 9, 35
DTV Picture Adjust
Advanced Video, 40
Brightness, 38, 64
Color, 39
Color Temperature, 65
Contrast, 39, 64
Reset Picture Mode, 41
Sharpness, 40
Tint, 39
DTV Special Features
Digital Closed Caption, 51
Input Naming, 50
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PIP, 48
Reset, 59
Sleep Timer, 48
DTV Tuner Setup
Auto Search, 45
Daylight Saving, 47
MTS, 46
Partial Channel Search, 46
Skip Channel, 46
Time Zone, 46
Tuner Mode, 45
DVI
Connecting your DVD Player, 21
Connecting your HDTV Set-Top Box, 17
G
Glossary, 75
H
HDMI
Connecting your DVD Player, 20
Connecting your HDTV Set-Top Box, 16
HDMI Input
Audio Adjustment, 60
Picture Adjustment, 60
Setup, 60
I
Inputs
Antenna, 3
Connectors, 14
Rear Label, 10
Installation
Base removal, 6
Preparation, 5
Safetey Strap, 5
Wall Mounting, 5, 6
O
OSD
Brightness Adjustment, 38
Color Adjustment, 39
Contrast Adjustment, 39
Outputs
Using 5.1 Surround with a Home Theatre System, 26
P
Parental Control
Block Unrated Programming, 57
Canadian English Rating, 55
Canadian French Rating, 56
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Channel Block, 54
DTV Rating, 56
Movie Rating, 55
Password change, 57
TV Rating, 54
PC Input
Audio Adjustment, 66
Auto Adjust, 63
Picture Adjustment, 63
Setup, 66
PC Picture Adjust
Fine Tune, 66
H/V Position, 58
Horizontal Position, 58, 65
Horizontal Size, 58, 65
Vertical Position, 58, 66
PC Resolutions, 28
R
Remote, 12
Batteries, 13
Range, 13
Remote:, 13
RGB
Connecting your PC, 27
S
Screen Size explanation, 67
S-Video
Connecting your DVD Player, 23
Connecting your VCR, 24
Connecting your Video Camera, 24
T
Technical Specifications, 74
Troubleshooting Guide, 69
TV
Audio Adjustment, 42
Parental Control, 53
Picture Adjustment, 38
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TV Picture Adjust
Advanced Video, 40
Brightness, 38, 64
Color, 39
Color Temperature, 65
Contrast, 39, 64
Reset Picture Mode, 41
Sharpness, 40
Tint, 39
TV Special Features
Closed Caption, 51
Input Naming, 50
Language, 48
PIP, 48
Reset, 59
Sleep Timer, 50
TV Tuner Setup, 45
Auto Search, 45
MTS, 46
Partial Channel Search, 46
Skip Channel, 46
Tuner Mode, 45
V
Video Input
Audio Adjustment, 61
Auto Phase, 62
Parental Control, 63
Picture Adjustment, 61
Setup, 61
W
Watching TV
Basic Adjustments, 35
Basic connections, 14
First Startup, 29
Getting your Programs, 34
Program Information, 36
Status Information, 36
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6.4 VIZIO Limited
L imited Product Warranty
VIZIO provides a “ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY” against manufacturing defects in materials and
workmanship to the original purchaser of a new VIZIO display purchased from an authorized VIZIO U.S.
reseller and used in the fifty (50) United States or Puerto Rico.
VIZIO’s Responsibility
VIZIO displays purchased new from an authorized VIZIO U.S. reseller and that are used in the fifty (50)
United States or Puerto Rico are warranted to be free from manufacturing defects in materials and
workmanship for one (1) year from the date of the original retail purchase. If the display fails to conform to
this limited warranty, VIZIO will, at its option and sole discretion, repair or replace the display.
Labor
During the one-year limited warranty period, VIZIO will provide, when needed, service labor to repair a
manufacturing defect. Repairs required on displays which are thirty (30) inches and larger generally will
be made “on-site” where the display is installed. The determination for performing the on-site repair is
dependent upon the manufacturing defect and is at VIZIO’s option and sole discretion. Repairs required
on displays which are less than thirty (30) inches generally will be performed at a VIZIO service center.
Parts
Repairs may be made with new or recertified parts, or the entire unit may be replaced with a new or
recertified unit, at VIZIO’s option and sole discretion. Replacement parts or replacement units provided
under this limited warranty are warranted for the remaining portion of the original warranty period, or for
ninety (90) days from warranty service or replacement, whichever is later.
How to Obtain Warranty Service
To obtain warranty service, contact VIZIO Technical Support via email at TechSupport@VIZIO.com, via
phone at 877-MYVIZIO (877-698-4946), or via postal mail at VIZIO Technical Support, 39 Tesla, Irvine,
CA 92618. You must provide the model, serial number, and date of purchase. VIZIO Technical Support is
available from 6:00AM to 9:00PM Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, and 10:00AM to 2:00PM Pacific
Time, Saturday and Sunday. Please note that holiday hours may vary. For up to date information, please
visit www.VIZIO.com.
VIZIO reserves the right to assess all warranty claims and to determine if defects or damages are covered
by this limited warranty. In case of a claim that is not covered by this warranty, you will be contacted to
determine whether VIZIO should repair the damage for a fee or whether the product should be returned to
you as received by the service technician or service center.
Parts and service labor that are VIZIO’s responsibility under this limited warranty will be provided without
charge. All other service is at the customer’s expense. VIZIO reserves the right to charge the customer for
any service call for anything not covered by this limited warranty. Before you ask for warranty service,
please review your User Manual. You may avoid a service call and a service charge.
Please refer to the reverse side of this page for additional information regarding how to obtain warranty
service.
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PLEASE DO NOT RETURN YOUR UNIT TO VIZIO WITHOUT PRIOR AUTHORIZATION.
Not Covered
This limited warranty does not cover the following: cosmetic defects; damage, malfunctions or failures
resulting from shipping or transit, improper or faulty installation, abuse, operation contrary to furnished
instructions, operation on incorrect power supplies, products not supplied by VIZIO, modification,
alteration, improper servicing or tampering; damage from fire, water, lightning, power surges, abnormal
environmental conditions or other acts of nature; normal wear and tear; unsatisfactory visual or audio
performance not caused by a manufacturing defect; or displays with a missing or unreadable serial
number. Operation of the display for commercial purposes or in applications or uses for which the display
is not intended is not covered by this limited warranty. “Image Sticking”, caused by static images on the
screen for extended periods and or excessive brightness and contrast levels, is not covered by this
limited warranty. Installation, removal, transportation and reinstallation of a display, and routine
maintenance and cleaning, are not covered by this limited warranty.
THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED OR DESCRIBED ABOVE.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE PERIOD OF
TIME SET FORTH ABOVE. VIZIO’S TOTAL LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES
RESULTING FROM ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING VIZIO’S NEGLIGENCE, ALLEGED
DAMAGE, OR DEFECTIVE GOODS, WHETHER SUCH DEFECTS ARE DISCOVERABLE OR LATENT,
SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE DISPLAY. VIZIO SHALL NOT BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS OF USE, COMMERCIAL LOSS, LOST REVENUE OR LOST PROFITS, OR
OTHER INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR
EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to
state. This is the only warranty applicable; no one is authorized to extend or modify it or to grant any other
warranty on VIZIO’s behalf.
Owner’s Responsibility
To ensure warranty service, keep the dated bill or sales receipt as evidence of the purchase date and
location. This limited warranty applies only to original purchaser and is non-transferable.
Warranty service conditions are subject to change. For the latest Warranty Terms and Conditions and
additional information regarding VIZIO’s Limited Product Warranty, please see complete details online at
www.VIZIO.com.
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